Cristiano Ronaldo gifts 'brother' Francis Ngannou watch worth Ksh 16 million ahead of bout with Tyson Fury

Francis Ngannou was welcomed by Ronaldo in January, and it was made plain to him that he should place a wager on bringing a battle to this nation.

FOOTBALL Cristiano Ronaldo gifts 'brother' Francis Ngannou watch worth Ksh 16 million ahead of bout with Tyson Fury

Abigael Wafula 13:34 - 24.10.2023

Cristiano Ronaldo has gifted Cameroonian-French professional boxer Francis Ngannou a watch worth Ksh 16 million ahead of his clash against Tyson Fury.

Al-Nassr star Cristiano Ronaldo has gifted Francis Ngannou a watch worth Ksh 16,010,570 as he gears up for the UFC cross-over bout with Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia this weekend.

Ngannou was all smiles as he showed off the limited-edition line called 'Heart of Ronaldo', outside a Jacob and Co outlet. As reported by Daily Mail, the watch came in a CR7 stylised case.

He was over the moon as he shared the news on Instagram saying: “Got to pick up my new watch ahead of fight week here in Riyadh. Thank you, Jacob and Co, and my brother, Cristiano Ronaldo! FuryNgannou.”

Ngannou is preparing for a do-or-die battle against Fury which has drawn criticism from fans who wanted the latter to face Olexander Usyk.

The bout is dubbed 'The Battle of the Baddest' and it will see the Nigerian mixed martial artist compete in his first professional boxing fight. From the bout, he is set to pocket more than Ksh 800 million.

Ngannou was no small fish in UFC, either - he was the reigning heavyweight champion at the time of his departure.

Meanwhile, the duo met in Riyadh in January after Ngannou was released from his UFC contract. At the time, he also shared the news on his Instagram page.

He said: “Great talking with the GOAT in Riyadh today. Very inspiration, Cristiano Ronaldo.”

The former Real Madrid striker is known to be a fan of combat sports and once admitted that he prefers watching boxing or UFC over football. He has previously been pictured with many stars from that world, including Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua, and Conor McGregor.